There’s so much to say about our amazing trip to beautiful Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Rome (Fall of 2015) that you must click to read and see photos: Tuscan Trip Tales .
Snowmass is the largest of four ski areas collectively known as Aspen/Snowmass: Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and a club favorite: Snowmass. An exciting feature of this trip is the ability to use your lift ticket to ski any of the four areas.
With over 3,00 ares of skiable terrain, Snowmass has devoted 70% of its terrain to intermediate skiers, while still allowing plenty of expert and beginner runs to keep everyone happy. It sports spectacular views and plenty of on-the-slopes lodges where you can meet up with your friends!
Buttermilk Mountain boasts the world’s longest terrain park, is home to the Winter X-Games, and yet overall is a beginner-oriented mountain, with 2,000 vertical feet and over 400 acres of smooth, rolling terrain.
Aspen Highlands offers 3,600 vertical on 700 acres, with some beginner and intermediate terrain, and about 47% advanced terrain.
Advanced skiers will want to check out Aspen Mountain, noting that it has no beginner terrain. Its 3,200 vertical feet and 700 skiable acres offer not only an exhilarating ski experience, but it looks right down over the charming town of Aspen. Check out our Pawprints newsletter for more info on this or other trips.
Sun Peaks is the second largest ski resort in Canada, voted the number 2 top destination in Canada in 2013. The resort is protected from the mild coastal weather by the mountains and receives 18 feet of annual snowfall. The snow in Sun Peaks is BC’s famous “easy-to-ski” powder due to the protection of the mountains. There are 4,270 acres to ski, a vertical drop of 2,894 feet and over 133 runs covering three mountains. If you don’t like skiing on crowded slopes, then come to Sun Peaks, the closest you will get to someone is on the chair lift! The terrain has something for everyone, 2 alpine bowls, 16 gladed areas, challenging bumps, thrilling steeps and long cruisers. There are plenty of challenges for all levels of skiers, 58% terrain for intermediate skiers and 32% terrain for the experts. Check out our Pawprints newsletter for more info on this or other trips.
We’ll be staying at the fabulous Chateau Frontenac! In addition to all the non-skiing proposed on site and around, take a day to visit Québec City, an intriguing mix of wilderness and modern urban life that exudes old world history and European charm. Québec City is chic and distinct, with places where history and architecture mingle with the modern urban world. This capital is known for fantastic nightclubs and theatres, exclusive shopping centers and warm and welcoming people. Enjoy Winter Carnival, the Ice Hotel and other attractions, or ski Le Massif de Charlevoix, Mont-Sainte-Anne, or Stoneham Mountain Resort. For more information on this or other CSB trips, please check out our Pawprints newsletter.
Save the best for last. That is, the last real ski trip of the season! In 2016 we will wrap up the ski season to Lake Louise, the Canadian Rockies largest ski area.Imagine snow-frosted peaks, a legendary lake, and a majestic glacier. Overlooking all of this is your home away from home, the legendary Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, just minutes from the base of the Lake Louise ski area, will be our luxurious home-away-from home.
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A fall cruise the beautiful Danube from the Bavarian / Austrian border on the east to Vienna on the western border! Add to that, bike tours of the Austrian countryside, exploring scenic valleys, country villages, and historic sites. This is a truly unique adventure!
Five bicycle excursions from 12 to 30 miles each will be offered… bikes range from 7-speed hybrid bikes with coaster brakes, to 21-speed hybrids with slipper brakes, and even electrically assisted bikes that you still pedal, but make going uphill a breeze! You can always choose to skip a bicycle tour and travel with the boat to the pick up point.
A pre-trip option to Budapest and post-trip to Passau with a day trip to Munich for a bit of Octoberfest flavor are available.
For more information, contact Linda McMillion, Trip Leader. And be sure to read a more complete trip description in Pawprints Newsletter link, on our home page!
On Thursday, NOVEMBER 19, 2015, meet us at 5:00 PM, at ALDINO’S AT THE VINEYARD, 1203 North Loop 1604 W. 78258, and bring a friend(s)!